Skip to main content

Event Highlights 2023

Congress photo

The Most Important Net Zero Event Since COP

The inaugural Innovation Zero, which took place at Olympia London on the 24-25 May 2023, was a testament to the power of convening 6,866 passionate, forward-looking experts together to exchange critical knowledge, debate and discuss the implementation of the tech innovation which we will need to deliver the low carbon transition that we want to see.

We were informed on the UK’s position through keynote addresses from policy makers such as the Deputy Prime Minister, Rt Hon. Oliver Dowden CBE MP, The UK’s Minister for Net Zero, the Rt Hon. Graham Stuart MP, as well as distinguished global policy makers including the Moroccan Minister for Energy, H.E. Leila Benali, and the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Senior advisor and Managing Director for Energy, David Livingstone. 

Two of the world's foremost climate scientists, Prof. Johan Rockstrom, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and Prof. Sir David King Founder of the Centre for Climate Repair, University of Cambridge delivered the context for Innovation Zero, and we were updated from industry leaders, including John Holland-Kaye, CEO of Heathrow Airport, and Louise Kingham CBE, SVP for Europe & Head of Country for BP, on how they are innovating to meet the challenge of Net Zero.

The Finance community and Innovation community were strongly represented in sessions led by Bob Wigley, Chair of UK Finance, John Flint CEO of the UK Infrastructure Bank, and Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas OBE, CEO of the Green Finance Institute. Earthshot finalist, Dr Natasha Boulding, Co-founder of Low Carbon Materials, serial entrepreneur Dale Vince Founder of Ecotricty and SkyDiamond, and fusion energy pioneer Nicholas Hawker, CEO First Light Fusion delivered their visions of the future.

Liam FoxThe Rt Hon
Sir Liam Fox MP,
Innovation Zero


attendees from across the sustainability supply chain


countries represented globally


of attendees were leadership, senior management or decision-makers


of attendees said that IZ exceeded expectations

7.3 hours

average time spent at Innovation Zero


said they would be back for Innovation Zero 2024


of attendees attended the seminars


of attendees met new suppliers

Senior delegates attended from the following organisations:

attending delegates
  • "I applaud Innovation Zero for bringing together speakers and a highly engaged audience from across the most significant sectors of the economy. It is important and valuable to join forces in our efforts to halt climate change and this was a successful forum and format to this end."
    Thomas Becker
    Vice President Sustainability, Mobility, BMW Group
  • "I can honestly say that the event exceeded all our expectations. The level of interest in our plans for decarbonisation and sustainability of a UK battery metals refinery was extraordinary. We met many new potential investors, suppliers and partners and the whole team enjoyed spreading the word. It was a great event and I’m sure it will grow."
    Sean Sargent
    CEO, Green Lithium
  • "Innovation Zero did a fantastic first-time job of positioning themselves as the premier ClimateTech event in the UK."
    James Sprinz
    Vice President, Energy Impact Partners
  • "A fantastic event facilitating thought leadership and deep discussion on how the industry can tackle decarbonisation at scale"
    Simon Boulter
    Director, Cemblend
  • "A fantastic opportunity to meet a veritable who’s who in the UK Net Zero world and to learn about the latest innovations that are reducing our environmental footprint and growing the economy."
    Arlo Brady
    CEO, Freuds
  • "Everyone now appreciates the importance of renewable energy and clean technology, this events really looks at how we need to accelerate deployment in all the Sectors to meet Net Zero. Fits REA's focus exactly!"
    Dr Nina Skorupska CBE
    Chief Executive, REA


View Gallery

Featured speakers


With thanks to our partners, sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and delegates

Headline Partner

Innovate UK


Platinum Sponsor



Gold Sponsors

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors